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Giovanni Caforio named chairman of BMS’s Board of Directors

Giovanni Caforio named chairman of BMS’s Board of Directors

21 Dec 2016

Caforio will succeed Lamberto Andreotti effective 2 May 2017.

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Allergan to acquire Acelity's LifeCell Corporation for $2.9 billion

Allergan to acquire Acelity's LifeCell Corporation for $2.9 billion

20 Dec 2016

Key products include Alloderm and Stratticem tissue matrices commonly used in breast reconstruction and abdominal wall surgeries.

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Aurinia and Lonza enter long-term manufacturing collaboration for clinical supply of voclosporin

Aurinia and Lonza enter long-term manufacturing collaboration for clinical supply of voclosporin

20 Dec 2016

The agreement also provides an option to have Lonza exclusively supply API for up to 20 years.

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Novartis bolsters ophthalmology pipeline through acquisition of Encore Vision

Novartis bolsters ophthalmology pipeline through acquisition of Encore Vision

20 Dec 2016

Acquisition of Encore Vision, to add first-in-class disease modifying topical treatment for presbyopia patients to the Novartis ophthalmology pipeline in an area of high unmet medical need and high prevalence

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Sterling and TPI strike codeine agreement

Sterling and TPI strike codeine agreement

19 Dec 2016

Agreement is the first step in TPI Enterprises’ plan to expand its presence in the UK market.

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FDA approves removal of boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric events from Chantix labeling

FDA approves removal of boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric events from Chantix labeling

19 Dec 2016

Labeling revisions also include updates to corresponding warning and addition of clinical data on superior efficacy of Chantix compared with bupropion or nicotine patch.

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Sanner IDP-Process – individual packaging in six steps

Sanner IDP-Process – individual packaging in six steps

19 Dec 2016

Pharmapack 2017: focus on tailor-made packaging. solutions

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly welcome new recommendation for Jardiance tablets in updated ADA's 2017 Standards

Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly welcome new recommendation for Jardiance tablets in updated ADA's 2017 Standards

18 Dec 2016

Guidelines include new recommendation to consider the use of Jardiance in people with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death.

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Mylan launches the first generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector as an authorized generic

Mylan launches the first generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector as an authorized generic

16 Dec 2016

Authorized generic offered at more than 50% below wholesale acquisition cost of EpiPen auto-injector.

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Merck's Idenix Pharmaceuticals awarded $2.54 billion for infringement of a hepatitis C drug patent

Merck's Idenix Pharmaceuticals awarded $2.54 billion for infringement of a hepatitis C drug patent

16 Dec 2016

In its decision, the jury also concluded that Gilead “willfully” infringed upon the patent.

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bluebird bio and apceth Biopharma establish commercial drug product manufacturing agreement

bluebird bio and apceth Biopharma establish commercial drug product manufacturing agreement

15 Dec 2016

apceth Biopharma will perform clinical manufacturing, process validation activities and commercial manufacturing for LentiGlobin and Lenti-D drug product.

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Lonza to acquire Capsugel

Lonza to acquire Capsugel

15 Dec 2016

Acquisition will make Lonza a fully integrated solutions provider in oral delivery technologies and active ingredients to the consumer healthcare and nutrition markets.

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